Tag: Politics

Mar 22

2013

GOP job offer to Rodriguez a possible felony

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Sergio Rodriguez told me in an interview that airs Saturday morning on WGRZ’s Daybreak that unnamed higher ups in local Republican Party circles “strongly encouraged” him to drop his candidacy for mayor. He further asserts that they dangled a job as an enticement. Not so, Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy told WGRZ’s Scott Brown. In fact, he said it’s “silly” to even be discussing the allegations. Believe who you want. I wasn’t in the room and therefore can’t say for sure what transpired. I’ll say this much, however: I found Rodriguez to be a refreshing interview. He strikes me[...]

Posted 10 years ago

Mar 21

2013

GOP asked Buffalo mayoral candidate to withdraw

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Republican candidate for Buffalo mayor Sergio Rodriguez tells Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney that some in the  party “strongly encouraged” him to withdraw from the race, even offering him a possible job. See WGRZ for continuing coverage and an airing of interview highlights Saturday on Daybreak.

Posted 10 years ago

Jul 8

2012

Interview: Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

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Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney interviewed Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster on the impact of the Wallenda Walk, the numerous challenges faced by Niagara Falls, and how the standoff between state and Seneca Nation officials is costing the city money that would otherwise be helping to promote economic development. Dyster, in the interview that aired on WGRZ’s Daybreak Sunday, said: The city is studying statistics on television and web viewership of the Wallenda walk to determine where to focus marketing efforts to attract tourists and investors to Niagara Falls. Significant headway has been made to clean up corruption that has[...]

Posted 11 years ago